How Poles love

2018 - 2019

How Poles love?

BBD study on the group of people differentiated by being in a relationship and being single, gender, age and sexual orientation (N=42 respondents) and CAWI quantitative survey on a representative sample of Poles (N=1016). Research conducted by the research agency ARC Rynek i Opinie commissioned by More information about the survey can be found on the website jakkochają

Social definition of love


Social definition of love

Qualitative research. 8 Focused Group Interviews (FGI) were made with women and men in a heterosexual relationship or with experience in a heterosexual relationship of more than 2 years, in four age categories: 19-25 years old, 26-37 years old, 38-55 years old and over 55 years old.

Singles in Poland


Singles in Poland 

A quantitative, internet survey, 2893 single-internet users aged 18-65 participated in the study. Research conducted by, the University of Lodz and research company ARC Rynek i Opinia. The respondents answered 114 questions concerning their expectations for relationships and partners, defining love and falling in love, sexual life, values, dating habits, and selected elements of their lifestyle. This is the first time in five years that such a comprehensive and insightful study of singles in Poland was made. The main conclusions can be found at (Polish language version).


2013 - 2016

Gender and Cultural Concepts of Age in Relation to the Men’s and Women’s Attitudes Towards their Health and Appearance

Qualitative research. The project consisted of 12 FGIs and 90 IDIs with young, middle-aged and older women and men. The main goal was to answer the questions about how they define youth, middle age and old age, the importance of appearance and health for men and women of all ages, how to care for these resources, the social expectations of appearance and health for men and women of all ages, the criteria of attractiveness, and the influence of appearance and health on various life situations. The research focused on behavioral, affective and cognitive aspects of attitudes toward health and appearance. The research was conducted under the OPUS grant funded by the National Science Center.



Online Relationships

Qualitative research, 15 IDIs. The purpose of the study was to get acquainted with the profiles of people who had found a partner through the website, to confront the stereotype of someone who has established a relationship via the Internet with the respondents’ opinions, and learn about the barriers connected with the use of the website and how to overcome them.



Singles to Be – A Generation of Singles

Quantitative survey in the form of CAPI interviews, conducted on a representative sample of Polish citizens aged 15 and over – 3019 people were surveyed. The study was carried out by ONET S.A. and in 2011. The goal of the study was to answer questions about who singles are, how they look for a partner, how they define happiness, what their values are, and what the pros and cons of being single are (expert).


2008 - 2009

Mum at Work – Social Determinants of the Return of Women to the Labor Market After the Child-Rearing Break

Qualitative research conducted in 2008-2009 for the company HRP; it was a project funded by the EU. I researched women aged 25-34, with a high school diploma or a university degree – 105 IDIs and 8 FGIs were studied. 20 IDIs were also conducted with business owners, representatives of HR departments of medium and large enterprises, and representatives of labor market institutions and NGOs. The purpose of the study was to determine the social, cultural and psychological determinants of young women being unemployed and inactive in professional life.


2007 - 2008

No! For Stereotypes

Qualitative research, 8 FGI, 60 IDI. Research project implemented in the Department of Rural and City Sociology of the University of Lodz as part of the European Year of Equal Opportunities and co-financed by the European Commission and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.  The research topics covered selected issues concerning equality in parenthood, living alone, voluntary childlessness, older people.


2003 - 2008

Social circumstances of living alone and the lifestyle of Lodz and Warsaw singles

A research project implemented in 2006-2009 in the Chair of Sociology of the Village and City, University of Lodz. 60 IDIs with respondents living in Lodz and Warsaw, aged 25-40, who had not been permanently linked to another person for at least 2 years, had no children, had a university degree and did not live alone as a result of random events. The project examined the micro-, mezzo- and macrosocial determinants of being single and their lifestyle.